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Goodbye Old Friend

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I was honored to be asked to DJ the first half of the Closing Party for Rouge, the incomparable sim that was the brainchild of Codebastard Redgrave (Codie) and Eshi Otawara. Because Rouge is Red and Red is Codie raison d’être, I knew I had to wear red, just as I did to the opening party back in July, 2008. With its dance poles and feather boa foliage, Rogue is a place to wear your naughty and flirtatious outfits, so I was thrilled that Azul released Likka, a brand new burlesque corset and skirt just in time for the party. How perfect is that.

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Medieval scholars debated for years about whither art of nature. Eshi Otawara’s answer is art and nature, terraforming the land of Rouge into a work of art. Be sure to check out this photo from Oscar Page. I like it much better than mine.

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The Healing Power of Sprites

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We can imbue talismans with tremendous power through the powers of faith and suggestion. If you believe something will work for you; it often will. Monica Outlander of MiaMai has created in real life and now in Second Life®, a collection of talismanic sprites that  can bring health and happiness to those who invest the power of belief in them. If your worldview is more prosaic and devoid of supernatural beliefs, they can also be enjoyed for their quirky adorability and the come with a magnificent free shelf that can be used to display these sprites, but I think I will also rez a few more of these shelves for otters things as well.

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There’s also a home protection sprite hanging on a branch that is equally adorable. The gorgeous house is the Hudson Townhouse from Scarlet Creative and can be found at Collabor88 this month.
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A Personal PSA — Take More Pictures

 

 

 

Before I say one word about my outfit, I want to urge you to take more pictures. When you are with your family, arrange yourselves in a huddle and take a picture. When your grandparents are visiting, cozy up and take a picture. When your sister is over for coffee, take a picture. Take more pictures, take them in abundance. Take too many. Take so many you can throw away the bad ones.

 

I say this because I spent yesterday with a difficulty and heartbreaking task. My friend’s daughter died, her body rejecting the heart she had been given. For whatever reason, that family is not a picture-taking family. In all there were 5 recent pictures of her, all selfies and one good photo taken by someone else. There were no pictures of her with her grandmother, her aunts, her baby brother. This was a close family that spent many weekends and holidays together, and there was not a picture to be had. So I was asked to take those selfies and photoshop them into old photos with her grandmother, her aunts and other family members. It was difficult because there were different exposures, resolutions, lighting and it is so very much less than what should be.

So please, take pictures, take too many of them. Don’t lose your loved ones and not have a picture with them.

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So today I am wearing a must have outfit from Gizza. Best of all, it comes as separates, so you can go crazy, mixing, matching and accessorizing with rainbow plus color options. Because they are beautiful fitted to standard sizes, you could wear this sweater with pants from anywhere. The pencil skirt is a closet staple and will work with tops from this sweater to the daintiest chiffon tucked blouses. So, invest!!!

 

Works from any angle

The reason I took so many pictures here is to show you that from any angle, the PXL SweetLips looks as sweet and luscious as can be.

 

Speaking of investing. I told you in my review of the PXL SweetLips that I intended to try out the modifiable option that comes in the box and see how it works fitting it to my mouth instead of the easy option of fitting my mouth to the no-mod standard lips. Guess what? It was easy-peasy.

I edited the parts separately so I could make the lip thinner and the mouth wider. I also lowered the lips a tad because my own shape has a slightly longer philtrum. I would try to click the teeth and kept selecting the piercings, so I eventually just slid them out of the way, made my adjustment and slid them back. Voila!

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I was feeling very French with the beret and pencil skirt and waifish makeup from Glam Affair – very much the young French college student, so I opted for these elegant flats from Ingenue at Collabor88 and toddled off to a patisserie with espresso bar that I picked up at the last Arcade. Speaking of which, start cleaning your closets and marking your calendars, The Arcade opens on March 1st.

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****SHOPPING LIST******
Poses: aDorkable
Skin: -Glam Affair – Alice Europa – 03 E
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes dark Green (med)
Lashes: Lelutka Diva Lashes
Mesh Attachments:
[PXL] SweetLips v1.2 (Mod) { Wear me }
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) XS – Flat
Mani/Pedi: FLAIR
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Sally
Clothing: GizzA – Colette Cap [Plum]
GizzA – Colette Pencil Skirt [Plum] Size M
GizzA – Colette Sweater [Plum] Size S
Shoes: Ingenue :: Cecily Flats (Slink) :: Eggplant
Jewelry: (Kunglers Extra) Elenyr earrings – Bronze
(Kunglers Extra) Elenyr necklace – Bronze

In the Spirit

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I am literally in the spirit, the Spirit Charlotta blouse, pants and suspenders from this month’s Collabor88. The blouse comes in multiple versions so it can be worn with or without the suspenders and with other options than the pants. The pants are pleated so they are a bit big around the hips and taper to a cuff that reveals fabric matching the blouse. The suspenders come separately for maximum flexibility. I always like it when separates are truly separate pieces.

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Scarlet Creative released a lovely townhouse at this month’s Collabor88 and I enjoyed decorating it, mostly with elements from Trompe Loeil, Floorplan. & Consignment, and junk for this month’s Collabor88 as well as some things from Apple Fall and ::db:: that I had in my inventor

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That’s How the Boy Gets the Girl in the Movies

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I wore the Vivianne dress from Lassitude & Ennui (at Collabor88) when I DJ’ed at The Velvet’s Valentine’s Day party. It’s such a romantic dress with it’s froth of lace at the hem. One of my favorite songs I played for the party was “That’s How the Boy Gets the Girl in the Movies” by Emily West. I hope you will play the YouTube® visit. 

I heard it happens.
It’s never happened to me.

I stare by the window,
If he’s there, it’s only just a dream
Just a dream.

Birds in the sky will be singing the song.
The sun will be shining when his car pulls up.

Oh, I long for the day and the way it should be.
Expected temptations are waiting for me.

Cause that’s how the boy gets the girl in the movies.
Kisses that make her the star of the show.
He’ll buy you roses and make you feel pretty.
Hold the umbrella when he walks you home.

It’s Hollywood. It’s heaven.
It’s everything perfect above.
When a girl falls in love.

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The Slings And Arrows of Outrageous Fortune

Happy Friday! Mind the arrows.

Gidge is Wearing:
Lashes:Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 6
Beaty Mark: [PXL] Beauty Mark POS10 Dark SX
Top:ISON – celestial bell sleeve top -M- (light) UBER
Skirt: ISON – celestial maxi skirt -M- (light) UBER
Neck Piece:ISON – celestial neck piece -S- (gold) UBER
Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av Enhance) Flat S
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 XS Right
Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 XS Left
Manicure: FLAIR
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body V1.4
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Nathalia
Skin: -Glam Affair – Sia II Ice – Asia tone – 02 A
Eyes: IKON Eternal Eyes – Iris (S)
Pose: PRETENSE
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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

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The sweater is from Gizza. Please note that the hands are tucked into pockets. The alpha for this dress alphas out your arms and hands, leaving them in this position no matter what pose you use. I did not at first realize this and fiddled around trying to figure out why the sleeves weren’t rigged to my arms. I had the Slink mesh hands on and they were just flying around unattached. When I finally figured it out, i felt so silly. So now you know.

When my brother was in the Air Force, he served in Germany where he bought this marvelous Grundig stereo that he sent home as a gift to my parents. My father was a musician and singer in an area band and both of them loved music. I grew up listening to everything from opera to bluegrass and gospel to jazz. One of my favorite albums was a collection of duets with jazz trumpeter Al Hirt and Ann Margret called Beauty and the Beard. His voice had such gruff humor and hers was so flirty and arch that there was this amazing vocal chemistry. One of the songs was Baby, It’s Cold Outside and I just loved it.

This cozy sweater from Gizza made me think of that song. Especially with the snow, I have lived in Oregon long enough to think of cold weather when I see snow, unlike in Minnesota where I grew up. There, in winter, it is so cold all the moisture is drawn from the air. It has to warm up to snow.

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Dear Bouncer, Thanks for the Car

My friend Bouncer posted on plurk a Midnight Mania board the other day that was for a red car.  It was THIS red car, in fact. As it turns out, I was flying out to Indiana that same day as my father had a heart attack the day before. I am not one for slapping midnight mania boards, not because I’m too good for them but mostly because I never remember to do it.

I logged in, slapped the board and logged out. Bouncer wanted the car for photo shoots and I figured, HEY CAR! Why not? I like Bouncer, he’s a good chap, and hell I should do something nice on such a shitty day.  Continue reading

All In Sparkles

How do you like to shop the big events? Are you a first nighter, and you MUST get in to get it all FIRST ? Or are you more casual, waiting for the crowds to subside knowing the goodies will still be there waiting for you, minus the lag and crazy chat convos?

I’m the latter. I’ve always been a later in the event kind of shopper. If that’s you – you’re in luck because COLLABOR88′s January Round didn’t quite close up the doors yet and there is STILL time to make a run for all of the Unicorn Fantasy goodness going on this month. Continue reading